Langford Physical Therapy
Whether you know you need physical therapy services or have been referred to us by your Orthopedic surgeon, family physician or doctor of internal medicine, we’re here to help you get back to your best possible self.
As a partner in your physical health journey, we’re here to assist you and make the process as easy as possible. We don’t just hand you a plan. We work with you on a personal level to ensure a therapy plan meets your needs and abilities. We are emotionally invested in seeing you succeed. You’ll see a difference from your first visit.
Many individuals come to us to find relief for pain in the lower back, shoulders, ankles, feet, knees and neck. Others, we help to recover post surgery. We also assist athletes in their unique needs for recovery.
Our state of the art facility is equipped to handle any physical therapy requirement and our friendly and professional staff provide a wide range of services.
“Awesome staff. Love the environment”
“Text message reminders of appointments were helpful. Staff always friendly and willing to help.”
“Physical Therapists are very positive and upbeat.”
“This experience has been extremely valuable. I have been helped way beyond my expectations. Gemsy is fabulous!”
“Excellent exercises and demonstrations. Was very pleased with Jason’s technique and demeanor.”
“Jen is so professional and passionate with an awesome, warm personality.”
“Very knowledgeable, clear and knows how to be helpful. Level of expertise is great.”
“Appointments are on time! Love it!”
“Anna is a spectacular PT! Fabulous! Amazing! I can’t say enough good things about her!”
“Genevieve has been a great help for my situation and life. Thank you to her.”
“My clinician Jimmy was extremely knowledgable. He really understood what the problem was and zoomed directly to corrective exercises and manipulations.”
“Specific, helpful exams to help me get stronger. Jason is knowledgable and thorough in every report. A great PT!”
“Jenny is wonderful! She is caring, compassionate and knowledgable.”
“Jimmy is one in a million! Thank you for everything. Wonderful experience yet again!”
“Made me feel it was all about me. My goals, meeting my goals, Anna really cared and that motivated me. I got better. I can run!”
“Everyone here is so caring and compassionate. This was a beneficial and rewarding experience for me.”
“You are so great with patient interaction – everyone from the front desk to therapists. Keep up the great work!”
“I tell all of my golf friends to try PT if they complain about pains and recommend Langford.”
“Jenny is an exceptional PT.”
“Extremely professional and friendly across the board.”
They were a great help during my nine month rehab. They helped make the logistics of my physical therapy run smoothly, for that I am truly grateful!
“I found the Y balance comparisons really motivating and encouraging. Dry needling very helpful for extreme pain.”
“Genevieve was wonderful, patient, informative and encouraging.”
“Lea’s movement approach to PT is an asset. The non-corporate feel at Langford makes a positive difference. Working with PT for entire session helps.”
“Jimmy does a great job ensuring patients strive to be in better health than before their injury. He strengthens the injury beyond average and standing.”
“Anna was very upbeat and understanding. She was very clear in her communication and very skillful and knowledgeable. Wonderful!”
“The communication and description of what was going on with me was excellent.”
“I know that your facility provide the best care and information that is available to a facility such as this one.”
“Everyone does their job well here”.
“Leah was wonderful! No complaints.”
“Appreciate always the prompt replies, ability to get an appointment in a reasonable time.”
“Monet is excellent! I would recommend her to anyone.”
“Monet was informative and got results, thanks.”
“Both Kara and Mary were great to work with, I feel they have given me today the “tool” I need and suggestions to help me improve.”
“Nate really listens to my specific problems and concerns.”
“I worried that I wouldn’t be able to understand instructions. Monet did an excellent job of explaining how to move for each exercise.”
“Kara was very caring and patience with me. She listened to my levels of pain. Always asked me how I was feeling. Thank you Kara!”
Yep, that’s right. I said physical therapy for your face! Some of you may know about TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, and some of you may not. The TMJ (look back to see that long long word) is the joint (similar to the other joints in your body) that attaches your jaw to your skull. Here at Langford Sports & Physical Therapy we strive to keep up with new techniques for evaluation and treatment of a variety of problems or pain-generators. One of the ways we do this is by attending continuing education courses, and Dr. Monet Supple, PT, DPT recently attended just such a course, this time on the jaw and face.
Monet and her dad, Dr. Robert Supple, DMD (a jaw specialist practicing general dentistry in Albuquerque who recently came to teach the rest of us about the jaw and its connection to the neck and posture) spent a weekend this May in Boston learning about the TMJ (your jaw joint) and craniofacial (face and neck) pain and how jaw and face pain are intimately correlated with your neck and oral habits (chewing, biting, grinding, breathing…). They learned examination and treatment techniques for the jaw and face, and how these disorders can cause all kinds of symptoms (see below for the complete list).
Monet says that she took this course for several reasons. “My dad has been a TMJ specialist for over 30 years, which has always sparked an interest for me. Understanding the relationship between the cranium (skull), jaw, and cervical (neck) regions is crucial to treating several [problems], including jaw pain and headaches (there we go with the headaches again, check out Genevieve Richter’s neural manipulation blog too).” She states that she wants to “develop an open dialogue between dentistry, orthodontics, oral-facial doctors, and physical therapists to benefit patients with the best possible multidisciplinary care for a very common source of pain.”
It is estimated that 40% of the $80 billion spent annually on the treatment of chronic pain is due to TMD (tempro-mandibular dysfunction) or jaw pain. Many people do not know who to seek for treatment for jaw pain or even know that physical therapy can help! Women in their 30s are at most risk for TMD, but anyone can suffer from the following symptoms relating or attributed to the TMJ:
- Stuffy sensation in the ears
- Impaired hearing
- Ear pain
- Face pain
- Painful eating
- Jaw clicking
- Teeth grinding
If you are struggling with any of the above symptoms, know you have TMJ pain, or are curious about how your jaw and oral habits may be influencing your neck or face pain (or vice/versa), you may benefit from an evaluation and treatment with Monet here at Langford Sports & Physical Therapy. Call and schedule an appointment, or check out our website to make an appointment with Monet and see what else she can add to your current treatment approach!
Here at Langford Sports & Physical Therapy, we are always working to keep up with new research, learn new treatment and examination techniques, and improve our ability to help our patients with a variety of problems or pain-generators. One of the ways we do this is by attending continuing education courses, and then bringing that information back and sharing it with each other. Genevieve Richter, PT, DPT recently participated in her 5th Neural Manipulation course taught by Mark Bookhout, PT, MS, FAAOMPT.